First of all, I know you have gotten take-out or enjoyed a hot cup of coffee on the go. Because then chances are you’ve used polystyrene foam. So I mean or foam #6. Now, an online resource is helping communities expand foam recycling programs. For that’s by providing a cost-effective and environmentally responsible waste solution. I mean for business owners and consumers.
Home for Foam helps people find foam recycling centers. It also offers resources for cities, businesses and schools. All to start foam recycling programs. Resources include information about collection. Also how to set up drop-off locations. Moreover what to expect from recycling transportation, labor and more.
Because education is essential to the success of any recycling program.
Home for Foam also provides case studies, sample social media posts and other collateral to inform residents and decision-makers about the importance and ease of foam recycling. In fact, many cities can work foam recycling into existing infrastructures, allowing residents to place foam in the same curbside containers as other recyclables.
Foam recycling brings many benefits. For that’s including a reduced dependency on virgin resources (including petroleum). Also reduced trash collection costs and added jobs and tax revenues to local economies. Because foam accounts for less than one percent of waste. Therefore recycling also reduces the amount of solid waste. You know, destined for landfills. Recycled foam is also commonly used in household products. That’s like picture frames and crown molding.
The awareness surrounding foam recycling is paying off. More than 71 million pounds of foam #6 were recycled in 2010.
That’s according to the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers. Home for Foam aims to grow this number by building a network of recycling partners, creating more market availability.
To see how communities across the globe are putting recycled foam to work, we can help. So please visit the Home for Foam blog, Recycling in Action.